How to Make an In-scene Animation in Adobe Premiere Pro | Adobe Creative Cloud

Mask your footage for a surprising reveal.

Start from scratch, or add the library containing the sample assets [ ] for a head start. Steps below.

Start your project:

1. Open Premiere Pro on your computer.
2. Open the Libraries panel (Window – Libraries).
3. Click Discover – In-Scene Typography.
4. Right-click the sample video to add it to the project.
5. Then drag it to the timeline.

Steady the camera:

1. In the Effects panel (Window – Effects) search for ‘warp’.
2. Drag the Warp Stabilizer effect to the video clip.
3. In the Effect Controls panel (Window – Effects Controls) adjust the Stabilization Result to No Motion.

Add Text:

1. Switch to the Graphics workspace (Window – Workspaces – Graphics).
2. Press T on your keyboard to use the Type tool.
3. Click to create a text box where you want it positioned.

Add a title:

1. In the Essential Graphics panel, make changes to font, size, kerning, etc.
2. Turn on the Drop Shadow.

*Tip: We used Komu for both the top and bottom lines and color #003DSF for the drop shadow.

Duplicate Footage:

1. Press and hold the Alt or Option key while dragging the video footage to the top video track to make a copy.

Create a Mask:

1. Turn the bottom tracks off so that the mask you draw will be easier to see when it’s completed.
2. Select the top video track.
3. In the Effect Controls panel, expand the Opacity section and click the Free Draw Bezier tool
4. Click to create a point or click and hold to make a curved line.
5. Continue to create points outlining the object you’ll want your text to reveal behind.
6. Adjust the Mask Feather for a more seamless blend with the text.

Animate Text:

1. Turn the text and background tracks back on and select the text graphic.
2. Drag the playhead on the timeline to where you want the text animation to end.
3. In the Effect Controls panel, under Vector Motion, click the stopwatch next to Position to create a keyframe.
4. Right-click the keyframe and select Temporal Interpolation – Bezier for the smoothest glide.
5. Drag the playhead to the beginning of the graphic.
6. Adjust the X value of Position until the text disappears behind the object. A keyframe will automatically be created.

*Tip: It’s best to start with the text’s final position since your text is already where you want it to appear.

That’s it!

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